Two Great Musical Scenes

My favorite part of The Music Man is at the very beginning.  I know it’s simple, but I still think the whole “song synchronized with the train” thing is catchy and clever.

But I was also charmed by the ending of Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You.  How did he make something so random still feel organic?  The weird magical realism of this scene somehow works–it’s sweet and charming.  The whole point of musicals is to express deep emotion by depicting life filled with song and dance, and this scene just does that even more boldly.

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